Protein Bars – Homemade!

ProteinBars(A treat from Billy Finholm)

“Dry” ingredients:
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup protein powder (any flavor)
1/4 cup shaved almonds
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon

“Wet” ingredients:
1/4 cup all natural honey
1/4 cup almond milk
1/4 cup all natural apple sauce
1/4 cup 70-80% dark chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix “dry” ingredients together.
Mix “wet” ingredients together and microwave for 30 seconds.
Now combine all ingredients.
Cover bottom of 8 x 8 pan with wax paper.
Put mixture of ingredients into the pan and spread evenly.
Place in refrigerator for 1 hour.
Cut, serve and enjoy. (Remember to remove wax paper!)
— Recommend cutting 8 protein bars for this serving size…


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